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... hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz in new york. >> we are going fast and as it hit the curve, it was flying. moments of panic on a new york train as investigators tried to figure out what went wrong. anger growing in ukraine. the largest protest in that country in nearly a decade. demands that thailand's prime minister must go violent in bangkok streets and calls for a national strike. tonight, crews are working
to clear the scene of a train crash in new york city that de-railed on its way to manhattan. at least four people are dead, 63 more hurt of those, at least 11 are in critical condition tonight. al jazeera kimberly dukehardt has the latest from the bronx. >> fire fighters, police and the ntsb could not working through the night, checking the tracks, the actual train cars, mechanical equipment, communication equipment, to try to figure out what went horrible wrong. the holiday weekend ended in tragedy and chaos for those on board this suburban commuter train in northern new york city. the crash happened early sunday morning. >> incidentally, we have reco recovered the event recorder and downloaded the data off of the locomotive. we haven't had a chance to analyze it or verify it at this point. >> officials say the train was carrying about 150 passengers and heading to new york's granted central terminal. >> there was screaming and
people trying out to god and asking for their families. it was pretty gruesome. >> it de-railed on a curved section near the spiton divell station. >> the injuries were consistent with broken bones, open fractures, lacerations, head trauma, injuries of that sort where folks are thrown about. >> lumendez was jogging when she and others heard the crash. >> we liked down that way. the train looked like it completely de-railed, but when it snapped apart, it looks like maybe two popped back up in a upright position but it looks like they skidded it along the -- all of the rocks and the gravel because there are a ton of rocks and gravel inside the train cars. >> city police commissioner ray kelley and new york governor, andrew cuomo, and officials from the national transportation safety board joined first responders on the scene.
>> it's most unfortunate this comes in the holiday season. it's a reminder to all of us that life is a precious gift. take every day as exactly that, as a gift because every day is precious. >> officials say investigators will be looking at a number of factors including the train, the track, the signal system and the speed of the train. >> reporter: the ntsb said their investigation could take anywhere from a week to 10 days. after that, the nta will step in and begin repairs. in the meantime, they are telling commuters to find their own ways of transportation but they will also be offering shuttle buses. south of this accident, though, right here, trains will be running. ki kilmeny duke hart, the prorex bronx, new york. >> it carries more than 82 million people a year. it's the busiest in the country. it's part of new york's metro l
metropolat that ti metropolitan transportation authority. the deadliest crash was in 1918 when a subway driver lost control in brooklyn. 97 people were killed then. not since 1991, though, have there been any passenger deaths in a crash. back then, five were killed and 200 hurt when a train de-railed in manhattan. the driver was drunk convicted of manslaughter. today's accident is the second derailment from metro north in the past six months. in may, a train went off of the tracks in connecticut and was hit by another train. 75 people were hurt there then. >> ukraine's capitol, massive protests are turning violent. appropriate testers were beat who refused to leave. the protests began last week after the president refused to back a trade deal with the european union. al jazeera's barnaby phillips in kiev has more. >> >> reporter: a excuse meer atmosphere. a small and determined crowd
still in independence square. they say they are not going anywhere. everyone here knows that the coming week is going to be very important. big challenges for the opposition. can it find the coherent leadership? if it calls a general strike, what sort of following will that strike have? can they keep the momentum up after sunday's momentous protest? and big challenges for the president. does he try to crush this movement by calling a state of emergency, bringing the police out in greater numbers, even using the army, or does he try and placate the movement, try and be more concilatatory. >> that's not going to be easy if you spoke to the people in kiev on sunday, they weren't just talking about this country being closer to the european union. they were talking about a revolution in the ukraine and saying that they would stop for nothing less. >> vice president joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow morning. it's his first stop on an east asian tour.
originally, it was meant to promote trade. now the focus is on the growing dispute over islands in the east china sea. stephanie skowan has more from japan. >> they look like an army. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time
after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the herald al new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this could make our relationships closer. it might help establish the kind of relationship that is fit. >> the timing of biden's visit couldn't have come at a more opportune time for tokyo. some observers say china is forcing a transition in the power balance action one that has existed since the end of world war ii. >> until recently, china didn't possess the capability to challenge the status yeah. in recent years, the military has grown in power. i think that is why china has began to challenge the regional order. the problems in the east and south china seas are such examples
>> reporter: the challenge is how to play their hand as china gives out mixed signals over the air defense zone. chinese media said on friday, japan was the main target of its new zone. the country's defense ministers also stated it is neither a no-fly zone nor teartorial air space. >> so can joe biden discover the real reasons behind china's territorial powerplay? only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking and no one is taking any bets. stephanie skowan, al jazeera, yokusuka. >> encouraging news about the 85-year-old being held by by north korea. the swedish ambassador was able to meet him. he says newman appears in good health. north korea says he committed war crimes decades ago. he was seen on television there yesterday reading an apology. it's just after 11:00 a.m. monday morning in thailand and
it was a bloody weekend there. four were killed. more than 100 hurt after protests erupted. the leader of those protests has called for a nationwide strike after meeting with the prime minister and demanding she resign. our scott hideler joins us from bangkok with more on this. scott, are we expecting more clark between police and protesters today? >> reporter: absolutely. now, we have been seeing a little bit of that. we are right by the prime minister's office, the government house, barricaded behind me. >> that's where we saw a lot of the most intention clark on sunday. we have had a little bit of that today, nothing like we saw yesterday. but it's a little bit early in the day. there have been about maybe two to 300 protesters that were just up at the barricade within the last 15 or 20 minutes. they started lobbing tear gas. i am wearing a helmet. they are going over our head from the cement barricade. i would imagine we will see more of this. we have heard a lot of protest
orders have been called to this location as well as to the police headquarters. and that, too, yesterday was where we saw allotted of these clark. so, yeah, this is going to -- these clark. it's going to be today. >> it's noisy there as well. but scott, i know the prime minister and the leader of the anti-government movement met on sunday. could that possibly be viewed as progress? >> reporter: you would think it would be but it, in fact, isn't. the leader of the protest said he will not negotiate giepd despite the fact that the two leaders of the prime minister and the leader of the anti-government protesters sat down under the auspices of the army. the army is a neutral body in this whole situation. they sat down with their supervision, but out of those meetings, the government didn't make any announcements but the leader of the anti-government protesters said by no means was
this a negotiation at all. this was just a face-to-face talk and he discuss the same rhetoric he has had the last eight days and that is see what the prime min -- he wants the prime minister to step down. he views and those who support him view the government right now as illegitimate. so no change. you couldn't really call it a negotiations. it was just a meeting, jonathan. >> no change and the protests continue without question. scott hideler in bangkok, thank you. earlier, i spoke with ec echttralian's former ambassador to thailand on whether that country is on the verge of a coup. >> we have seen this movie so many times in thailand. it seems to play out in a fairly similar way. why we see it so many times is that they have never really seriously addressed the problem of corruption in thai politics and a conflict between the rural area and the capitol, bangkok, but the army, its stanchion, that will determine the outcome.
>> let's talk about the corruption there. what do you mean by the corruption in politics? how pervasive is it? >> it's widespread. they are not alone in that, of course. there are many countries in the world where democracy takes, let's say, weird and wonderful forms but in this particular case, widespread vote buying by the former prime minister, a bill i don't beliea billionaire >> crimes that should lead him to be tried for crimes against humanity in his so-called drugs war when he was prime minister. some 2 and a ha 2000 and alf ha thief -- two and a half thousand people were executed. last week or 10 dayses ago, she tried to get him returned.
he should go straight to jail. but the people have said, enough. he symbolizes corruption in thai politics. jonathan, i don't think this time, even though we have seen the movie a lot, it's going to be same ol' solution. there has to be a longer-term solution to this problem. maybe this is the time that it will start to emerge. >> a longer term solution meaning this prime minister and her family are no longer in charge? >> i don't think there is any doubt that they can't go on. but the problem being the way in which thai democracy needs to change. >> much is senterred on the powerful family. earlier, it was underscored how that family has dominated politics in thailand. >> there is alternates of accusation over the corruption, but i think the larger issue is the monopoly of power by the
family. they fear about this monopoly. so, the corruption of this government is about the monopoly of power into one group. the middle class feel like they cannot share power with the government which largely is apart from the real people. >> gay marriage has become a devisive issue in croatia. crowations voted to ban it even though the government supports it. more from croatia >> reporter: a referendum on same-sex marriage here in croatia provided landslide victory for those who were against approving those marriages. and those unions here in this
european country. it is the case not just in croata apparently but five other european countries decided to go same way. poli poland, hungary and soviet union republics in the baltic. it is interesting enough that 65% of those who voted voted for union of man and woman to be exclusively called marriage and nothing else. that will be amended inside croatia's constitution within the next couple of weeks or even by the end of this year. according to those who actually were against this referendum, against this move, they are really, they are really disappointed by these results because they feel they have been depressed -- they are being oppressed by these results and by the majority because according to them, this is the
first time for them to be legally sanctioned and that they are feeling really, really depressed because of these results. >> here in the states, thanksgiving took a sleight slice of the black friday pie this year. americans spent almost $10,000,000,000 on black friday. seems like a lot. it's actually 13% less than last year. when you add in sales from thanksgiving day, there was a slight bump in sales 2dol 3% more than last year. >> snow levels have been hovering around 4 feet for parts of the pass the. you had snow coming down. it's only going to get heavier. we have all kinds of concerns and warnings going on right now when it comes to this western storm. we have heavy snow. you see here in the areas of white from south washington, cascade through the oregon
cascades across the continental divide into the montana bitterroots, and, also, colorado rockies. you are going to get hammered with not just heavy snow but wind and very cold weather. bitter cold in fact in some places. now, as we look at today's rainfall for west only washington, north or gone, we had a rain shadow around seattle. a lot of folks had sunshine dry weather but all around the city is where you got the heavier rainfall and it totalled up probably about to three inches or so at our heaviest point. some places, a little closer to four inches in the mountain. om two rivers near flood stage. minor flooding expected in and ported land almost a half an inch of rain. you had more rain than seattle did we are looking at freezing drizzle and foggy spots causing problems potentially in the northeast. we will have more on the winter storm. an arctic assault.
>> that bad weather caused a huge pile-up on a highway in central massachusetts today, officials say the road was like a sheet of ice. police say 65 cars and three tract or trailers were in the accident. dozens of people were sent to the hospital. the highway, though, did reopen later that afternoon. paul walker is being remembered tonight. fans set up a memorial of candles where he died yesterday. the 40-year-old was killed whether his friend lost control of a porsche outside of los angeles. he was on his way to a charity event. universal studios said fast and furious 7 will now be put on hold. still ahead on al jazeera america, reaching for the moon. in two weeks, china is expected to land on the lunar surface for the first time. we will go to sri lanka where one out of five people suffers from diabetes. what they are doing to try to turn those numbers around.
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china wants to be a leader in outer space. in the month, it will get one step closer: it's first lunar frob will land on the moon in two weeks. >> reporter: named after an ancient chinese moon goddess, china helps to land in the bay of rainbows. it plans to activate it's robotic rover called u 2. it's hoping he will spend three months. the three objectives are to manage to soft land aircraft on the moon, to inspect and probe the lunar surface and to be able to control and communicate with the craft during the next. >> on board the craft are an advanced collection of cameras. these include an ultra violet telescope scientists will use and another will look at how solar radiation affects earth.
>> we can receive information about the rover's working conditions and image data. the surrounding environment gathered from taking images. we use this information to send orders. >> in 1970, the soviet union became the first country to put a roving remote controlled robot. it was followed a year later which made use of this moon buggy to move astronauts and equipment. china, rover is fitted with more scientific instruments. it has a ground radar to examine up to 100 meters beneath the lunar surface. scientists hope to see what minerals exist on the moon and in 2017, china wants a rock sample from the moon. manned missions could fall in 2025. for now, though, its mission is
to get to the moon and safely on to its surface. the number of people with diabetes continues to rise. one country is struggling with the epdeem i can is sri lanka. roughly 1 in 5 people suffer from that disease. more on the fight there to stem it. >> this 15-year-old looks like any 15-year-old but diabetes changed her life. after being diagnosed at 11, she has to have injections before every meal to control her sugar levels. >> i get bad headaches, break out into a sweat and mostly feel lifeless. going to school is difficult sometimes. i missed the last term test because my sugar levels dropped. >> vanisheka is one of 2 million. glucose is the main source for the blood.
this processes doesn't happen effectively in her. there is too much sugar left in the blood. the exact cause diabetes is not yet known but the risk factors include being overweight, lack of exercise, family history, stress and an unhealthy diet. sri lanka and queens college loanedn london 4020% have abnormal blood sugar levels. it's main invest gator says the population cannot afford to get ill. there is no cure. >> the hospitalization factor, the amputations, blindness, all of that will overtake us, and our people will not be able to cope. >> it can affect the eyes, the brain, the kidneys, the heart, the feet and the nervous system.
authorities say prevention is the best way to fight the disease. they are working on new rules to address certain foods. >> we are going to bring legislation on that food items cannot have more sugar. >> that's being restricted. >> the study found that the chances of developmenting diabetes can be cut by 39% if people change their lifestyle. a vanishika and thousands like her face these challenges every dayed. here with the sports headlines in another record setting performance in the n.f.l. >> unbelievable. josh gordan has gone where no other receiver has gone before.
not jerry rice, not even less than swan. the first ever weaver to rack up back to back 200 yard games, 237 last week. today, the jaguars, he caught 10 passes for 261 yards and scored two touchdowns for the straight week, browns lost the game through he 2-28 is your final. get out of the wake, mike tomlin, got caught on the field and in the way of an apparent touchdown on thanksgiving night. that sideline move is going to cost him a six figure fine while the steelers could lose a late round draft pick. move over, seminals are your number 1 team in the bfrmtcs rankings. ohio state at number 2. all auburn at number 3 while the
crimson tide drops to number 4. mi missouri is number 5. more on that as well as the denver bronc os, kansas city shoot out coming up later. >> bus game there. thanks. on the run but still determined muslim brotherhood supporters defy the army and return to tahrir square. >> a look ahead as to who might be the next new york city police commissioner.
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>> welcome back toays america. here is a look at the headlines tonight. four people killed in a new york city train wreck have been identified. dozens were hurt. investigators have recovered the event recorder from that crash. protesters are not giving up in ukraine. even though the mavin rally did are getting violent. right police in kiev started beating anyone who refused to move including journalists. demonstrations have been going on about a week after the president decided to back a
trade deal with the european union. >> in tie land, a nationwide strike calling for the prime minister to resign. 30,000 people joined in a bloody protest. four were killed. the obama administration says for the most part, is now working. the man in charge of repairs said this morning there have been more than 40 changes made over the last five weeks, we have made substantial progress working through the punch lists. we have executed hundreds of south wear fixes and hardware upgrades. the site is stable and operating at its intended capacity with gratefully improved performance. >> questions remain about. mike rogers says the improvements are not good enough. >> it still doesn't function right. their own cio said he believed if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that
would be a good day for them. so nobody talks about. the security of this site and the private information does not meet even the minimal standards of the private sector. we should not tolerate the shear level of incompetence securing this site. >> officials say 800,000 people will be able to shop for insurance coverage every day but they also admit much more work lies ahead, which includes fixes hundreds of bugs. it is sunday night the next police commissioner of new york city. incoming mayor bill diblasio might announce this week. everything from immigration to civil lib we can at this. the top pick is bill brackton. most recently he has been with
the los angeles police department. if he picked, braton would take over for ray kelley. under his leadership, the crime dropped but the nypd has been accuse did of excessive surveillance and targetingmul muslim. stop and frisk became a popular tactic for officers. we discussed it with faisel patel and john j college of criminal law. i askedfaiza why the new york city commissioner job is so important. >> important. >> it is the largest police department in the country. as new york goes, a lot of people are looking to see how it's conducting policing, what kind of tact i can it's using. >> maybe a man named bill braton who used to be the commissioner in new york, currently in los angeles. do you think it's a good move? >> i think that the new police commissioner has to do an important thing, rebuild relations with minority
communities in the city. we have seen a drop decline. many credit bill braton from his first term when he used to be police commissioner for having put in place the systems that have led to this drop in crime we have seen over the decade but at the same time, what's happened over the last decade is that the relations have been shattered. this is true for the african-american and hispanic communities in the city who have been targeted by stop and frisk apologized which have been very excessive in which some 90% of the people stop and frisk by the nypd or either black or latino and you have the entire muslim surveillance problem which has also come up during the tenure of commissioner kelly, alienating those communities as well. we need the communities to trust the police because they are the ones who come forward with the information that the cops need.
since you used to be a police officer, a lot of controversy about it. a lot of people say it does work and crime has dropped in new york city. do you think it's a good policy? >> well, it's necessary to a degree, but the real criticism was it got overused. it became a tool that was counted. the more of it that you did, the more credit was given to police commanders. it has precipitously dropped and is likely to drop when the next mayor takes over. it's likely that has taken up a lot of attention in the last couple of years. i wouldn't be surprised a year from now, new york being new york, with a crisis a day, new challenges always on the plate that a year from now, we won't even be talking that much about stop and frisk. >> i don't think scaling back stop and frisk will lead to more crime? >> i think you have to be careful. extremist thinking in either direction, eliminating stop and frisk is not going to work. but, also, making it a numbers
game, that was also a bad idea. you have to leave open the possibility you will do more of it in some places, a lot less of it generally but there is no science to it. one things that got irresponsibly sold is that a certain amount of stops and frifshingz would make the city safer and if you doubled that, the city would somehow be twice as safe. that was bizarre and should never have been put out there. >> you mentioned the counter terrorism formed after september 11th. some arguments, it's very successful especially since there has not been a major terror attack in new york city since then. what needs to happen with that unit? >> that unit needs to significantly scale back its activities. the unit has targeted entire communities, not based upon any suspicion of wrongdoing but simply because people were muslim, because they went to the mosque, because they prayed >> because they went to a halal butcher shop. these are the kind of things that have been used to target
entire communities. we need to go back to a place where the police surveilled people when they had a reason to do so and don't just go around klegging those who go to the halal restaurants. >> if he gets the job -- considered to be the frontrunner for the new york city police department, what kind of changes do you think he will make immediately with the men and women in blue? >> the most important change in that organization and the public, i think, is not interested, perhaps rightly so is that people in the police department in the city of new york, most of them overwhelmingly wish they never took the job, morale is rock bottom and braton for that purpose is the absolute right person because he is totally sensitive to the organizational stuff. he knows the job from the bottom, up, and that's really what the organization needs. a lot of what gets attention in the press is not the crucial issue. the disrespect that police
officers feel inside their own organization trans lates into really rough handling new yorkers. if you ask most new york city people, their big event complaint is not about brutality or stop and frisk. it's in routine interactions, they feel disres smeblthd and that is in my view the most vital thing bill braton could do. he has a long track record. he came to new york as a chief of the transit police and did a spectacular job on that issue. that, i hope, will be the top priority and it will pay huge dividends if they can do an incremental change in the way cops see themselves and their job satisfaction. >> again, that wasfaiza patel from and new york city's new mayor takes ooffice january 1st it is a place of powerful symbolism natural divided egypt. tahrir square saw angry
protesters for the first time in moss t support seems to be eroding. ruhla amin reports from cairo >> reporter: it was the first time these muslim brotherhood supporters were able to get to tahrir square since july. but their protest didn't last long. security forces used tear gas to disperse the demonat any raters. it's where the revelation started on january 25th. the military-backed government is adamant. tahrir square will not be used again for similar purposes. on the run but still determined. >> no many how many of us they arrest, we will continue. >> it's a risk to take to the streets of egypt these days. the government himposed a strict protest law and harsh punishment awaits those who breach it. >> no one will prevent us from coming here or to any other
square. >> it's not only the islamist supporters of the deposed president morsi on the street. at kcairo university and other campuses, a rare show of unity as the proceed islamist protested alongside leftist groups, thousands of them outraged at the killing of fellow students by security forces last week on campus during a similar protest. they are calling for the protest law to be scrapped and military tribunal of civilians to be abolished. demands that seem to rally more people every day to the opposition ranks including those who helped bring down the muslim brotherhood government in july. >> on sunday, its supporters were chanting, down with cici, the general who heads egypt's armed forces and who led the military coup and is seen to go cracking down on those who were
allies. more than 4400 nomads live in the israel desert. they have called that area home longer than israel has been a state but there is a plan to vote to resettle them. phil ravel reports they are not going quietly. hundreds of bedouin are fighting police. the plans to evict around 40,000 of them from their homes. 34 people were arrested during violence in the dessert as well as hypha ol saturday. police were attacked with rocks and the authorities responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and water canon. >> it's the morning after and the negev is over. the fighting is over but the anger remains. >> ramsey is a carp eventer but he has no intention of fitting out a home. he is happy here and says there
is no way he will be leaving. >> they want to evict us and replace us with jews. we told them it's okay to bring juice here we will live together but we refused to leave. >> this is where the bedouin live as they have for generations. this is where the israeli government wants to move them. a new urban community which it says has better amenities. the plan is to build new jewish towns on some of the vacant land. at the heart of this is one simple question: that is this: who owns the rights to all of that land? the bedouins says said they were here before israel was created in 1948 and they are not going anywhere t israel says that is basically one giants land grab. those villages are illegal, not recognized and like it or not, they have got to go. >> these people are citizens of the state of israel. they deserve to live?
in conditions similar to those you and i would like. we are putting billions of dollars into a program which will bring to them education, which will bring to them health, electricity and running water and sewage and all of the other basic amenities which you and i expect of the -- of our authorities to give us. >> tpolicy of moving the bedoui won't become law until the kin he isset passes it. the bedouin says they are determined to stay. israel is unlikely to change their position. there is much more ahead on al jazeera america, including fighting childhood obesity. a new way to get children to lose those extra pounds.
being healthy can be fun. >> that's what one doctor is trying to teach kids. morgan radford explains. >> i am not your average doc. exercise is. >> he is known as the hip-hop doc, teaching kids how to eat healthier and he is doing it to a beat. >> a neurologist. >> doctor williams flings born in nigeria. when he came do new york city, he saw the need for a community based approach to healthcare. >> we focus many more resources on healing, on fixing problems than preventing them from starting >> reporter: so doctor williams started hip-hop public health a group that's almost as cool as the emcees who host it, a new york hip-hop pioneerier and audie green, a prominent music
producer. >> one of the most important thing is the three es. we want to make sure the program is exciting, educational, and enthusiastic ♪ your heart and your brain know" they produce animated music videos to teach kids the basics of eating healthier. the group offers a two day course that shows kids how to count the calories on the menu boards of their favorite restaurants. >> the fast food industry has a grip on these communities. it's hard to compete with something that's convenient, cheap and u bic wit tus. >> it's not asking kids to cut out fast food but make smarter choices. the affordable care act requires that all fast food changes put calories on their menus, the kids can do the math, themselves. >> the numbers add up to a growing problem. child obesity rates in the united states have more than doubled in the past 30 years. according to the centers for disease control, in 1980, only seven % of kids between the ages
of 6 and 11 were obese. in 2010, that number jumped to 18%, which is why the program is gaining traction and national attention. michelle obama's "let's move" initiative to battle childhood obesity has produced an album with the group called songs for a healthier america" that features dr. oz. do you goie fresh and the hip-hop doc himself. >> music has been used. so we have taken those at tributes and infused them into a public health program. communities desperately need innovation. >> innovation, inspiration and lots of imagination, morgan radford, al jazeera new york. >> looks like fun there. the recovery effort is gaining new momentum in colorado after devastating floods. eight people died in september. the community of jamestown northwest of denver was nearly destroyed when a year's worth of rain fell in less than a week.
al jazeera's jim hooley reports the flood waters may have washed away homes but not spirits. >> the music is back. with it, people are slowly returning to this foot hills town in the rocky mountains. >> on saturday night, sevenlings the september flood displaced residents gathering at the james town america entitle, the town's meeting plates for the past 100 years. >> once you come in here and the music is playing, you see all of your friends and it's like for a few hours, just back to what we have always had. it's been a huge comfort. >> i am cooking tonight. >> many are scattered across colorado, forced to live in other communities because their properties were destroyed. they come back to jamestown traveling over flood-ravaged roads once a week to share stories. >> losing our house was quite a shock. >> more than 13 inches of rain turned the tiny james creek into a monster. the flooding haunts these hills.
chad drosty's home was a total loss. >> i was here until the flood waters actually started to come down the street see the foundation over there? that was a home that home will never be rebuilt. for this entire community is determined to come back. for those who plan to rebuild, it will be a herculean effort. >> the flood destroyed our town, literally destroyed this town. our community wasn't scratched. >> some is underway. it will will take months if not years and millions of dollars for jamestown to recover. >> this is what we do. we come in and do this, clear this, move this. >> pitch right in? >> mir arkansas lusly, only one person was lost in the storm, 72-year-old joe crawy died. >> if you needed anything, he
was there? >> today, his spirit lives on with his friends and family who celebrate his life every time they gather here knowing he would be the first to pitch in to help rebuild. >> it will take awhile until it looks beautiful again our community never stopped for a minute. >> today only 20 of the 300 rntsdz of this town have returned. that number is expected to grow to 70 by the end of the year. jim hooley, al jazeera, jamestown, colorado. . >> all right. our favorite sports guy ross is back for the big, big match-up for the afc west. >> they call it the wild, wild shootout, on the line because did he ha denver broncos and kansas city, 92 records. fighting for the number 1 seat in the playoffs. peyton manning coming off of the
loss. tonight, they looked good. miles davis on the kickoff return. looky here awdios. davis takes it 108 yards back to the happy place. casey would take a 21-7 lead. no lead is safe with peyton manning because check out the touch on this pretty pass to eric decker. the hook-up types at 21. the denver fan gets a souvenir. he had a monster game, a franchise record with 4 touchdown passes and manning with 403 yards. the chiefs had one last chance down by a touchdown. they needed to convert this fourth down play. i hate when that happens. denver would win 35-28 to moved in to first place in the afc west. they have the best record in all of the afc while the chiefs have now dropped three straight games. >> big win. it was a division game played
two weeks ago, close game, tough game it would be tough as well they are coming off of a disappointing loss. it came out hot, kickoff return, we did a good job of just kind of persevering and handling that and making adjustments. able to take the lead there in the third quarter, able to keep the lead. >> michael crabtree made a season debut for the 49ers, two catches for 68 yards against the rams. check outed vernon davis, the big fellow channelling his inner edward moses. kids do not try that at home. that could have ended badly in the second quarter, san francisco playing smash mouth ball as frank gore gashes it in to give the 49ers a 13-nothing lead. unbelievable football since their offense has been clicking.
kapehrnick. vernon davis. going to high hurdle again? davis gets into the end zone. hammering the rams 29-14 to improve to 8 and 4 on the season. >> by whatever means necessary, you know, we are going to go to the next game, prepare, you know, and know what the stakes are, you know, what the pressure is, what the -- what the task is. that's life giving energy to a football player, to a team and yeah. we are in a position we are in and we control our destiny here we go. >> here we go. jets. ug-g-l-y you ain't got no alibi awful, awful awful dig this,
they could only muster up 39 yards like i have seep enough. getting there right now, replace geno the second half. it did not matter because the dolf inc.'s had it going on. slinging to hartline and he kicks into high gear, 31 yards to the house. up 13-zip. mike wallace, get off me. >> that's all she wrote. 23-3 to improve 6 to 6 on the season. >> we did nothing well. we did nothing well today. now, i feel bad obviously for us. but i feel bad for our fans, especially the people that were here in the stadium. they deserve better than that. we did absolutely nothing in the first half offensively so are trying to give us a spark on
some way. i mean it's not like one man. but it's, you know, a game is going like that to find ways to pick the team up. a hook shot to chris johnson, tennessee looking for their playoffs hopes alive. tyson with indianapolis. the coach would man up. a fumble, freeman scoops up the piggy. indy is back in business because in the fourth quarter, what could brown do for you? donald brown starting in place of trent richardson who got benched big time as brown and indy would win 24 to 14 improving to 8 and 4 on the season. notes. new york giant, the washington redskins in a classic nfc match, ball 24-seventeen. they saved the best for last,
saints in seattle to at that he can on the seahawks. rebecca is going, yay. >> yeah. >> for the saints. yeah. >> r rein the
>> travel concerns right now as we got freezing rain and drizzle in a few spaces in the northeast. in fact, massachusetts and connecticut and parts of vermont have been dealing with those slippery icy roads. we are also seeing a freezing fog advisory in parts of upstate new york. this can quickly put down a layer of ice on the roadway. so beware. >> that's definitely a travel concern, a little band of showers has been skirting its way through gradually through the morning hours. women see some improvement, but not much. so do keep an eye out for that. other travel plans that we are concerned about is the in west, a big storm coming in. it's going to be arctic air that's blasting in. temperatures now 52 in seattle. trust me. by the time we get to tomorrow,
high temperatures will drop. it will be very cold and the snow concern really is going to be in the overnight hours into the early morning. a big storm sped up. we have a lot of snow to talk about in the mountains of idaho and wyoming, up to two feet by tuesday. the strongest overnight into early monday, wind gusts 50 to 60 miles an hour. probably 43 for seattle. the storm moving into the west, all of the rain, two rivers, minor flooding for western washington. the arctic air is blasting in as we get to the first part of our monday.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz in new york. invest gores gators looking into the train accident that killed four people. dozens were hurt when the train de-railed in the bronx this morning. the ntsb says it will look at how fast the train was going before it crashed. protests in ukraine are heating up. massive rallies are turning violent. demonstrators say they won't stop until they get what they want. the protest started after the president decided to back out of a trade deal with the european union to strength en ties with russia instead. in thailand, protest orders are calling for a nationwide strike and for the prime minister to resign. 30,000 people attacked government buildings today in a bloody demonstration.